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White House files final brief urging court to reinstate travel ban

White House files final brief urging court to reinstate travel ban
Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 16:31:25-04

(CNN) - The Trump Administration filed its final brief Wednesday urging the Supreme Court to reinstate the president's travel ban.

The administration met its noon deadline to respond to Tuesday's briefs from attorneys arguing against the ban.

The Supreme Court is likely to decide later this week whether or not it will hear the case.

It takes a vote of four justices to take up a case and a vote of five to stop the lower court rulings that blocked the ban.

The travel ban would suspend entry into the United States from six mostly Muslim countries for 90 days.

Lower courts in Maryland and Hawaii were the first to block the ban.

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